Beth Ricanati, MD is an award-winning author who has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially moms juggling life and children. She practiced medicine at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, and now at the Venice Family Clinic. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her family and one challah-loving dog.
What you will hear in this episode:
– How the act of making challah is completely transformative. It forces one to slow down, to be patient ( allowing the yeast to rise) and to be present. It is also a beautiful time for reflection, prayer and connection.
– We talk about how Dr. Beth’s background in art taught her to see the larger picture in her patients and to see the stories that these women carried along with them.
– Dr. Beth is a big believer in the medicinal qualities of food.However, she maintains that the key to eating healthy is moderation, using good quality ingredients and enjoying the experiences that food can bring. We are living in a society that is obsessed with restricting and avoiding certain foods but Dr. Beth argues that eating a slice of challah should be an enjoyable, guilt free experience ( substitute challah for any special food or tradition that brings you joy).
– We talk about how often physical ailments are a direct result of what we are experiencing emotionally. Dr. Beth discusses the importance of stress management and how that can be anything from yoga, to horseback riding to making challah!
You can follow Dr. Beth @bethricanatimd
Quote: “Perfect is the enemy of good”
book: anything by Liz Gilbert
dinner: some variation on a healthy bowl complete with grains, protein and veggies.
city: London, Paris
girl boss: Emma Watson
Dr Beth. can be found @housecallsforwellness